Wednesday, May 9, 2007

poultry trivia at its finest

I could spend hours (already have spent hours) reading through trivia about chickens.

My favorite resource of poultry trivia so far is the The Poultry Guide -- A to Z and FAQs which is based on a domain out of the UK, but I'd assume the trivia applies on this side of the Pond.

Tidbits I appreciate so far:
  • Hens do 2/3 of their droppings at night
  • When chick feathers start to drop between 10 and 12 weeks, new, sharply pointed and shiny male plumage will be noticed on the backs of the males. (yes, I'm still concerned we have a cockerel in our midst)
  • The legs and feet of males are larger. (doh! see previous post about foot size; one of our chicks has feet much bigger than the other)
  • One Large egg contains 213 mg cholesterol
What are your favorites?

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